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State museum opens new Civil Rights exhibit

Courage: The Vision to End Segregation and the Guts to Fight for it (Photo courtesy of the Levine Museum of the New South) Courage: The Vision to End Segregation and the Guts to Fight for it (Photo courtesy of the Levine Museum of the New South)
Courage: The Vision to End Segregation and the Guts to Fight for it (Photo courtesy of the Levine Museum of the New South) Courage: The Vision to End Segregation and the Guts to Fight for it (Photo courtesy of the Levine Museum of the New South)
Courage: The Vision to End Segregation and the Guts to Fight for it (Photo courtesy of the Levine Museum of the New South) Courage: The Vision to End Segregation and the Guts to Fight for it (Photo courtesy of the Levine Museum of the New South)

COLUMBIA, SC (WMBF) – The South Carolina State Museum will open a new traveling Civil Rights exhibit on Saturday, February 28.

Courage: The Vision to End Segregation and the Gut to Fight for it, the story of the people behind the Supreme Court's decision in the civil rights case Brown v. Board of Education.

“This exhibit tell the powerful story of how a community stood up for equality in a time when they were outside the traditional power structure, without wealth and often with little classroom education,” said State Museum curator of history JoAnn Zeise. “These citizens worked together to begin the process that helped end legal segregation of the races in America's schools.”

The story of Rev. De Laine and his community unfolds in the museum through personal histories, photographs, reproductions of letters and documents, interactive components and artifacts.

Courage will open on February 28 through July 26 at the State Museum and is included with museum general admission or membership.

For more information, visit www.scmuseum.org to learn more.

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